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Vanellus gregarius 2

Vanellus gregarius 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 7:37
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Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vanellus gregarius (Pallas, 1771)
Sociable Plover.

Vanellus gregarius is a medium-sized wader (lapwing) in the family Charadriidae.
The summer adult has grey back and breast, dark and chestnut belly, long black legs and a short black bill. The head has a white supercilium and black crown and eyestripe. The upper neck is ochre. The winter adult has a less distinct head pattern, slightly browner back and breast, and white belly.
Vanellus gregarius breeds on open grassland in Russia and Kazakhstan. It winters in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India (occasionally in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Oman). It is a very rare vagrant in western and northern Europe.

In Cyprus Vanellus gregarius is a very rare vagrant with only two records (1986 and 2012).

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hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
Aother great shot from you
thanks greeting lou

Very elegant pose of this Plover, Chris.
Your nature imagery is always superlative and it is a great pleasure and learning experience for amateur shutterbugs like me.
Thanks for sharing yet another masterpiece and warm regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece from close range.....with excellent sharpness. Perfect details as usual and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. This interesting species of lapwing is very rare in northern Europe. I did not meet them.
Thanks for sharing!

amazing portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,

Congraculations for the record, very rare and nice spices .. Bokeh,sharpness and the colours is perfect ...


Hello Christodoulos,
a magnificent picture of this bird with great detail, sharpness and very nice composition. great PoV.
best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos.
Great point of view. Excellent sharpness and depth of field. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-15 10:08]

Hello Christodoulos.
A wonderful capture of this Sociable Plove, those markings are amazing, beautiful colours, and really well captured in her natural surroundings, really nice work, all the best.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of this wader bird,
with very fine POV at its level, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-05-15 10:51]

All the birds look beautifull in your pictures. Great sharpness and light. I like the DOF including the grass with the little flowers. Excellent picture. Congratulation and thanks for sharing it. Un saludo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-15 11:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this Sociable Plover in great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a perfect low POV. Excellent DOF.

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive DOf and rstunning details for the magnifcient bird in pose. Best compliments.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-05-15 12:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic capture of this beautiful Plover that is new to me. I like the low POV, the sharp details and wonderful colours. Many thanks for showing this interesting species! Ulla

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of elegant bird in lovely walking pose, beautiful composition with nice blurry BG, great DOF, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos .
Eccellente foto di questo simpatico uccello con ottimi colori ed un’eccellente nitidezza con relativi dettagli molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-15 14:14]

everything is perfect in this photo!

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this bird with fine DOF and wonderful natural colours. I also like the nice eye contact and the blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,

A fantastic capture with such fine pose, coloration & sharpness. Very neatly done & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


Giasou christodoule
Exellent photo, good eye contact, superb detail and very nice background with natural vegetation.
regards yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-15 23:46]

Very cute bird with fine colors and pose, the viewpoint is excellent with flower bed. tfs.

Hi Christodoulos,
great: sharp, clear and super pov.
beautiful work - congratulation

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-19 1:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
I really wonder why I cannot see the thumbnail of this bird-picture. It is such a beautiful shot. Lovely grey and earth tints, a very peaceful bird and so fine little pink flowers on the ground. Très beau!
I wish you a nice weekend
Kind regards

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-19 2:44]

Truly lovely! Congratulation on the rare Cyprus sighting. In Israel it is not as rare.



Hola Christodoulos; una especie elegante y bella lograda de forma magistral en esta foto...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos,
An impressive capture with excellent details and clarity,very well balanced composition with remarkable foreground and background.
TFS and my regards,

Dear Chris,
Excellent shot here.. Good focusing and the nice composition.. Superb image quality too.. Very well done..
Good morning and have a nice day..

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